Broadband Hack to Increase Your Internet Connection Speed

Have you ever felt your Internet connection is slower than the speed promised by your ISP?

Well, you are not alone. One of the frequent support requests I received when I worked as an ISP Engineer was to help them to increase their Broadband speed.

An end user cannot improve the ISP-allotted Internet bandwidth without their permission, but it is possible to increase Internet connection speed by simple broadband hacking.

Speed and Bandwidth are different, and I believe you are familiar with the difference.

Today, Team CoreNetworkZ explains some methods to improve your Internet connection speed.

We can increase the download and upload speed without paying extra money to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) On your PC.

We teach you methods like reducing the reserved bandwidth limit set by Windows and optimizing TCP/IP settings to improve the data connection speed on a PC.

Increase The Upload and Download Speed On a PC

Let us check how to increase download and upload speed on a computer.

  1. Remove the Reserved Bandwidth Limit on Your Computer

    Windows Operating System keeps 20% of Internet connection bandwidth as a reserve for applications running on the system.

    If you remove this reservation, you can add the reserved 20% to the current speed you are enjoying.

    To do this, edit the Group Policy Editor and change the reserve from the default 20% to 0%. Follow the steps below to perform this.

    • Type gpedit.msc on Run and click OK.

    • Select Computer Configuration and go to Administrative Templates.

    • Click on Network.

    • Double Click on QoS Packet Scheduler.
      How to hack Internet Speed

      Now the "Limit Reservable Bandwidth" Window opens, and you can see it as not configured.

      You can see- "If you disable this setting or do not configure it, the system uses the default value of 20 percent of the connection."

      Enable this and change the default 20% to 0%. It will increase your broadband speed by up to 20%.

      Limit Reservable Bandwidth

    • Reboot your computer after closing the window.

    After completing this step, you can see an improvement in broadband speed on your computer.

  2. Remove Temp Files and Cache

    Temp files and browser cache accumulated can slow down the Internet speed.

    How to Delete Temp files

  3. Make sure Network Components are Working Fine

    Faulty switches, Ethernet cables, routers, and modems can slow down a network. So you should check your network devices thoroughly.

    Disconnect the Ethernet cables between network devices like modem, router and reconnect.

    Check the connection between network devices and ensure there is no loose connection.

  4. Perform a Power Cycle

    Synchronization issues between network devices can slow down the entire LAN.

    A power cycle will fix such issues and speed up the network speed.

    Let me explain how to do it on your home network.

    • Power off your computer.

    • Power off the router.

    • Power off the modem and wait for one minute.

    • Power on the modem and wait till the lights are steady.

    • Power on the router and wait till the lights are steady.

    • Power on your PC.

  5. Prevent Unauthorized Users

    If you are using a Wireless network, check if there an Internet sharing with unauthorized users.

    Broadband bandwidth sharing will reduce Internet speed.

    To ensure it, use the best wireless key encryption to protect your wireless LAN from hackers and intruders.

  6. Make Sure no Unwanted Programs Consume Internet Bandwidth

    Many users complained about getting a slower Internet connection than the ISP offered.

    After checking their computer, we found many background programs consuming a considerable portion of their broadband bandwidth.

    One example is torrent (peer-to-peer software). After denying Internet access to those applications, users experience a higher data transfer speed.

  7. Make Sure no Network Worms and Other Malicious Programs Running

    Malicious programs like network worms reduce the Internet speed by consuming Bandwidth.

    To increase your DSL speed, remove network worms from your system.

    So, you have to run a periodic security scan to avoid malicious infections.

  8. TCP/IP Optimizing To Speed Up Your Internet Connection

    Another tweak is to optimize the default TCP/IP system settings. There is a third-party tool that automatically optimizes system TCP/IP settings.

    This tool is not from Team CoreNetworkZ.

    We do not take any responsibility for the working of it.

    It changes the Windows registry value for optimum performance. The download link is below.

    TCP Optimizer works by tuning up important TCP/IP parameters (MTU, RWIN, QoS, ToS/Diffserv prioritization). It optimizes the TCP/IP suite for better MTU.

    So the stateful connections(for example- video streaming and downloads) will be faster.

Result of The Tweaks in Improving the Internet Speed

This picture shows my old broadband speed before following the steps mentioned above.

Broadband hack for slower data transfer rate

The two things we need to notice are download and upload speed.

Download: 0.46
Upload : 0.24

See the difference after following the above steps.

Download: 1.00

Upload : 0.44

By analyzing the result, we can see the improvement in upload and download rates after performing the simple system tweaks.

If you are not interested in installing any third-party tool on your laptop, you may avoid the TCP/IP optimizer and follow the rest of the instructions.